Healthy Weight Program

Learn More about the Healthy Weight Program

To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call 401-793-7817.

Women who struggle with their weight often feel they have tried every diet and weight loss program with little success.

“This program has completely changed me. I used to skip meals and overeat at night. Now I eat when I’m hungry during the day and walk at night. I have so much more energy living this way.” - A recent program participant

At the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, we created the Healthy Weight Program­ ­– a one-of-a-kind approach that does not involve traditional restrictive dieting. Although you will be weighed, we never discuss the number. You will be free of the dieting cycle so you can enjoy food and trust your body.

Sheenagh Bodkin, MD, a board-certified obesity medicine physician, will work with you to break the cycle of dieting and help you achieve your healthy weight. Whether you need lifestyle modification, medication, or surgery, Dr. Bodkin can help.

She will treat your weight-related health issues while you gain confidence and vitality, embarking on a healthy, happy, active life.

After an initial visit, you will learn Intuitive Eating, an evidence-based validated model of care for weight management. It takes time and practice to learn Intuitive Eating, but it is fun. Once you get going, there is no looking back.

Along with Dr. Bodkin, you’ll be assisted by exercise physiologist and wellness coach Cindy Fiske, a registered dietitian and cognitive-behavioral therapist. They will give you long-term support to become a better Intuitive Eater. 

Once you have achieved a healthy lifestyle, we will assess your need for additional assistance in reaching a healthy weight. Dr. Bodkin may prescribe FDA-approved medications for weight loss or help you prepare for weight-loss surgery. 

The Healthy Weight Program is guided by the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating.

  1. Reject the diet mentality.
  2. Honor your hunger.
  3. Make peace with food.
  4. Challenge the “food police.”
  5. Feel your fullness.
  6. Discover the satisfaction factor.
  7. Cope with your feelings without using food.
  8. Respect your body.
  9. Exercise – feel the difference.
  10. Honor your health with gentle nutrition.

What to Expect

Step 1 – Attend an Introduction Session with Dr. Bodkin

Meet with Dr. Sheenagh Bodkin, board-certified in obesity medicine and a certified Intuitive Eating counselor.  In a small group setting, Dr. Bodkin welcomes you to the program and reviews the latest evidence on why we gain weight and why it is so hard to lose weight. In this hour-long session, Dr. Bodkin explains why she chooses the Intuitive Eating approach. Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based model of care that achieves normal eating habits through mindfulness. Introduction sessions are offered on Mondays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. This session is free of charge.

After this session you will follow up with an individual appointment with Dr. Bodkin. This visit establishes your overall weight management plan and includes enrollment in the Intuitive Eating course. You will also meet with our exercise physiologist and health coach to discuss movement, activity and exercise. 

We will help arrange all these appointments for you.

Step 2 – Choose a Group

Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Includes 30 minutes of optional gentle exercise*. This group is 10 weeks long. $200 plus suggested Intuitive Eating workbook (approximately $17). 

Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Includes 30 minutes of optional gentle exercise*. This group is 10 weeks long. $200 plus suggested Intuitive Eating workbook (approximately $17).

*Gentle exercise sessions are taught by Cindy Fiske, an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and certified wellness coach.

Step 3 – Long-term Support

Bringing Intuitive Eating to Life offers our graduates the support they need to become better Intuitive Eaters by meeting with others to enhance skills and share successes!

For more information, payment options and to register, call Gwen at 401-793-7817.

intuitiveLifestyle Medicine Center 
148 West River Street

Second Floor, Suite 1-G
Providence, RI 02904     
Parking is free.